It's been touched on briefly in the comic story proper briefly, but the implications of Obedience even existing have a frightening impact on morality and psychology in erfworld.
Is it wrong to abuse your subordinates when on a fundamental level, the universe enforces your decisions on them?
Or from a religous standpoint does that mean you as their superior are permitted to do whatever you wish with them?
UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.